- Price range is from Rs 8.75 lakhs to Rs 14.07 lakhs (average all-India ex-showroom)
- 8 petrol powered variants with both AT and MT options
- First in segment with a powered driver’s seat, front parking sensors and roof mounted rear AC vents
- Story list includes what else can you buy, competition check and spec comparisons
Toyota has finally launched the Yaris sedan in India, a step that completes the cars more than four-month long journey to be officially offered in India. The Yaris range is priced from Rs 8.75 lakhs to Rs 14.07 lakhs (average all-India ex-showroom) and is offered across variants, six colour options and with both manual and automatic options but only with petrol power.
Well firstly, we’ve driven the car and you can find a link to the detailed review right here or in our reviews sections tab (on the mobile app). The Yaris has also been put through a detailed comparison test against its main rival the Honda City (Yaris VX Vs City ZX). Oh but wait! We’ve also done videos for both reviews and they are at the bottom of this story and can also be located on CarWale YouTube channel.
The Yaris’ saga in India began nearly a year ago when multiple test vehicles were spotted doing the rounds outside Bengaluru where the Japanese automaker has both its manufacturing plants. This had led to much speculation that Toyota was looking to get into the C-segment game. This is a segment that had suddenly gained prominence over two years as many first time car buyers of the previous decade were now looking to upgrade to something bigger and more powerful.
Closer to 2018 Auto Expo, Toyota announced the big news that Yaris was coming to India and a day before the big show, it unveiled the car to the Indian media with an announcement that the car would be launched in May (which is where we are at time of this story being written).
The Yaris is a rival to the likes of the Hyundai Verna, Maruti Suzuki Ciaz, Volkswagen Vento, Skoda Rapid and most importantly the Honda City. Although Toyota has said that at present there will be no diesel option, nevertheless there is speculation that the Japanese automaker might offer a hybrid powered option which would again be a first-in-segment.
Down the road we will be looking at the Yaris versus its sedan rivals as well as its SUV competitors. So stick around at CarWale for all the stories!